The Marketing and Design Manager will work with the Director of Communications to develop, implement and execute all of Oklahoma Contemporary’s strategic marketing, advertising and paid promotional campaigns, oversee the look and feel of the organization’s visual brand, and grow positive awareness for and strengthen the reputation of Oklahoma Contemporary. He or she will research, plan and manage a variety of marketing and communications projects, including the majority of all graphic design related to the organization and its various programs.
Essential Job Functions
- Work with the Director of Communications to promote, market and advertise Oklahoma Contemporary, its current and future programs and special events.
- Develop all marketing strategies and tactics, across a wide variety of platforms and vendors, to grow awareness for and drive traffic to Oklahoma Contemporary exhibitions, public programs and educational efforts, both free and ticket- or tuition-based, in person and digital.
- Plan, draft, revise and design the majority of the brand’s print and online collateral materials, including advertising, billboards, mailers, presentations, promotions and signage for exhibitions, special events, development and education.
- Work with Communications staff and various departments and programs to deploy successful marketing campaigns from ideation to execution.
- Create and grow the visual look and feel of branded events, programs and promotions, including logos as needed, and ensure consistent messaging and image, both visually and verbally, across print and online platforms.
- Develop and manage marketing and promotional budgets, including identifying partnerships and negotiating contracts with dozens of vendors.
- Track, analyze and report the performance of marketing, advertising and promotional campaigns.
- Build strategic relationships with key industry players, partners and vendors.
- Analyze consumer behavior and adjust advertising campaigns accordingly.
- Research and plan new promotional and branding opportunities, in-house and with external partners.
- Plan and build promotional and printing schedules.
- Work with in-house departments and vendors to complete advertising and print jobs.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications.
Essential Job Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- Minimum of five to seven years’ marketing and design experience, showing increasing responsibilities.
- Strong graphic design and media portfolio, including brand and original design.
- Proven experience identifying target audiences and creating successful marketing campaigns across a variety of digital and print platforms.
- Numerically literate, comfortable working with numbers, making sense of metrics and processing figures with spreadsheets. Detailed experience in creating and managing a budget. Nonprofit experience a plus.
- Intimate understanding of traditional and emerging marketing and advertising platforms.
- Deep familiarity with trends, technologies and methodologies in graphic design, web design, production, etc.
- Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
- Excellent oral and written communication, graphic design and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
- Experience in Craft or other CMS is a plus.
- Proficiency in Google Analytics, Hootsuite or other social and digital monitoring platforms.
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs, with a strong knowledge of Excel and Word.
- Experience managing projects large and small.
- Experience managing vendor and partner relationships.
- Leadership experience preferred.
- Interest in nonprofits and/or the arts.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects, often with shifting priorities.
- Ability to work independently with modest supervision.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
Other requirements and working conditions
- Use of a car required; legally registered and insured for daily use
- Use of a computer/monitor, telephone and copier daily
- Team environment with frequent group meeting participation
- Ability to work occasional weekend and evening events
- Physical requirements: Lifting/Carrying - heavy work may include routine lifting of a maximum weight of 50 lbs. Combination of sitting, standing, walking and driving on a frequent basis
Oklahoma Contemporary is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, different abilities, gender identity or veteran status.
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About Oklahoma Contemporary
Oklahoma Contemporary is an inclusive center for the arts where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience art, encounter new ideas and ignite their creative potential. Through visual art exhibitions, performances, public programs, community-building initiatives, outdoor installations and special events, Oklahoma Contemporary creates opportunities for everyone to come together in celebration of contemporary culture and artistic expression. With year-round classes and seasonal youth camps across multiple disciplines, the arts center’s education programs encourage youth and adults to express their ideas across a variety of media and learn new skills. Oklahoma Contemporary believes that art is for everyone and places accessibility and education at the center of all programming. Admission to exhibitions is always free. Oklahoma Contemporary is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers.
Oklahoma Contemporary strives to demonstrate leadership by modeling excellence and best practices for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We believe in the power of human creativity and value the opportunities for connection and learning that exist when cultures and communities come together in collaboration and understanding.
We commit to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster cultural equity and create an accessible and inclusive environment. Oklahoma Contemporary does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status or religion. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of people who contribute their time and talents to our mission and are dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive place for them to explore creativity.
About Oklahoma City
In the middle of its third decade of economic and cultural expansion, Oklahoma City is a surprisingly lively and diverse American city. Recent growth has spurred exciting developments in the city’s recreation and nightlife, with the construction of new parks, a streetcar system, bike trails, shops, restaurants, breweries and bars. The construction of Oklahoma Contemporary’s new building in the urban core, originally scheduled to open in March 2020 prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, represents a significant commitment on the part of the city and its inhabitants to a new era in contemporary culture.